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Restaurante Caballo Negro

2 km W of Rio dos Bocas, Nuevo Arenal 5717, Costa Rica
+506 2694 4515
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Overview
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“corned beef” (8 reviews)
“french toast” (8 reviews)
“hash” (3 reviews)
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International, Healthy, American, German, Austrian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
2 km W of Rio dos Bocas, Nuevo Arenal 5717, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 83 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My reuban sandwich was so fresh and delicious! From the homemade bread, hand crafted saurkraut, to the in-house meat, it was perfect. And the curry potoatoes? Scrumptious!

Thank mrsbrooksenglish
LuckyBugCostaRica, Owner at Restaurante Caballo Negro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the nice review. So glad you liked our Reuben sandwich. We also make a very popular corned beef hash and eggs for breakfast. We hope you come back to visit us again. Pura Vida,

Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

We are in Costa Rica (during low season) and stopped by the Lucky Bug B&B/Caballo Negro specifically because we heard great reviews about the schnitzel. We both had the weiner schnitzel (I had potatos; she had spaetzle). It was excellent. It's so funny to me...More

Thank Bruce T
LuckyBugCostaRica, Owner at Restaurante Caballo Negro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We loved your review, especially not seeing the iguana mating part. Thanks so much for the nice review. We are know for our German food, and Corned Beef, and also all our breakfasts. We did not have our feeders up for a while, but once...More

Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We love the hearty breakfast served here. The corned beef is is so delicious. Monica's mosaics create such a beautiful atmosphere. And the nature setting is heavenly.More

Thank TreeDebrech
LuckyBugCostaRica, Owner at Restaurante Caballo Negro, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

The corned beef is one of the most popular specialties of the restaurant. We are so glad you enjoyed it. And when it is busy season, and our feeders are full all the time with fruit, we get many birds. People love sitting and looking...More

Reviewed 21 September 2017

I had read a positive review of Lucky Bug B&B in my travel book and when in the area searching for a lunch spot, we saw Lucky Bug with Restaurante Caballo Negro and dropped in. This was in low season (September) and we were the...More

Thank Gina J
LuckyBugCostaRica, Owner at Restaurante Caballo Negro, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thanks so much for the nice review. We did have one woman who said that after having the French Toast, she is not sure she would ever be able to eat that again some other place because it was that good. And the Schnitzels are...More

Reviewed 11 August 2017

Clean, comfortable, located in a gorgeous setting, Monika makes incredibly delicious food (my favourite: Corned Beef Hash for breakfast) and Rob serves it in a very gracious, laid back style. While living in and around Nuevo Arenal I would frequent Caballo Negro because I always...More

Thank Sean S
LuckyBugCostaRica, Owner at Restaurante Caballo Negro, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

We enjoyed your conversation and knowing that if you were coming, we could just start cooking the Corned Beef Hash and it would be ready for you. That is one of our most popular dishes. The Corned Beef is made from scratch and then made...More

Reviewed 8 August 2017

What a delightful place in every way. The food is fresh, delicious, plentiful and beautiful, the setting so peaceful (loved the hummingbirds humming around) and the service is personal and inviting. The BEST homemade corned beef I’ve ever eaten.....a true gem of a place. You...More

Thank Beth L
LuckyBugCostaRica, Owner at Restaurante Caballo Negro, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Hola, Thanks so much for the nice review. We get a lot of compliments on all our specialties when people leave, but not many take the time to comment like you did. We do have not only the best, but the only Corned Beef in...More

Reviewed 20 May 2017

Mothers Day last Sunday,was amazing!The best breakfast ;s yes plural, The food was served beautifully, I had the spinach omalate, natural juices, some ladies had french toast, and the ladies that had the corned beef hash said it to be the best they every had....the...More

Thank luine123
LuckyBugCostaRica, Owner at Restaurante Caballo Negro, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

You guys were having so much fun on Mother's Day. So glad you picked our restaurant for your brunch. We saw the pictures you posted on Facebook and they looked pretty good. Yes, people actually come from the beach to get our corned beef, either...More

Reviewed 17 May 2017

We did not stay at the B&B but loved the food and hosts and hummingbird throng. The lakeside drive surely merits your time, but needs this delicious rest to top it off and Nuevo Arenal offers nothing comparable.

Thank masuke
LuckyBugCostaRica, Owner at Restaurante Caballo Negro, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Thanks for the nice review. We also enjoy our hummingbirds. We are glad you chose us to stop on your way around the lake. Please come and stay at the B&B the next time you come to Costa Rica, Pura Vida,

Reviewed 12 April 2017

Lunch at Caballo Negro/Lucky Bug. My partner had the Reuben Sandwich and declared it the best he had ever had. That is saying a lot as it is his favorite sandwich. All of her food is delicious.

Thank elaefcie
LuckyBugCostaRica, Owner at Restaurante Caballo Negro, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thanks so much for your nice review. Yes, we get a lot of positive feedback on our Reuben sandwich. The corned beef is made from scratch, as is the sauerkraut. Our Schnitzels are very popular as well. Hope you come again to eat. Pura Vida

Reviewed 2 April 2017

The owner has lived here for about 20 years, and makes the best schnitzel I've had in years! She's sweet. It's located right on the main road around Nuevo Arenal, and has an incredible view behind it. She also has a very nice ceramics store...More

Thank maxc665
LuckyBugCostaRica, Owner at Restaurante Caballo Negro, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Thanks for the nice review. We are glad you enjoyed our schnitzel, and we also have the only Reuben sandwich around, so next time you can try that. Please come again when you are in the Nuevo Arenal area. Pura Vida

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$14
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 km W of Rio dos Bocas, Nuevo Arenal 5717, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Nuevo Arenal
  • Phone Number: +506 2694 4515
  • E-mail
Description
Our restaurant is a favorite for locals and travelers alike. We have great breakfasts, which include Huevos Rancheros, and homemade Corned Beef Hash with corned beef made from scratch by the owner and chef, Monika. Because of Monika's German heritage, she also makes delicious schintzels also, from a family recipe. And if you save room for dessert, Apple Strudel is usually always available. There is inside seating and also patio seating overlooking the rest of the property, with views of Monika's private lake, her residence, and the Lucky Bug Bed and Breakfast. Plenty of birds to see, and has been called a birder's paradise.
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